Bahraini Shia demonstrators protest the arrest and persecution of top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim.  (AFP/Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
June 29, 2016 - 15:20 GMT
Bahrain stripped eight Shia nationals of their citizenship and imprisoned them for anti-government activity.
Fitch said it expects general government debt to rise to nearly 80 percent of GDP in 2016 from around 62 percent of GDP in 2015, well above the 'BBB' and 'BB' medians of around 40 percent. (File photo)
June 29, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Fitch said in a statement that lower oil prices are causing a "marked deterioration" in Bahrain's fiscal position, and expects the budget deficit to widen to 15.4 percent of the GDP in 2016.
Investcorp said it’s European team had witnessed the most active period in its 30-year history over the last 12 months, having signed four new deals and exited eight European portfolio companies. (Shutterstock)
June 28, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Following its acquisition of SecureLink in 2015, the Coresec purchase is in line with Investcorp's vision of creating a pan-European cyber security specialist.
June 27, 2016 - 17:21 GMT
The Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation was officially declared today, with Col. Khalid Abdulaziz Al Khayyat named as the first president of the new board of directors.
This picture tweeted by Bahrain's leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab shows protesters spending the night outside Sheikh Isa Qassim's home in Diraz, Bahrain on June 20, 2016. (Twitter)
June 27, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The hearing was originally scheduled for September 4.
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June 27, 2016 - 15:48 GMT
Athletes in Bahrain and the region face a different kind of challenge when training in Ramadan, according to experts. Gruelling 15-hour fasts dramatically cut into the time usually spent training or focusing on healthy nutrition.
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June 23, 2016 - 09:52 GMT
Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) board member, Bahrain Table Tennis Associaiton...
Bahraini demonstrators attend a protest against the revocation of the citizenship of top Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim. (AFP/Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
June 23, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticized Bahrain's treatment of Sheikh Isa Qassim and other Shia dissidents.
Corneliani was founded in 1958 and is one of Italy’s longest standing independent brands. (Corneliani)
June 22, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
The Bahraini investment firm continues its buying spree with its $100 million purchase of the 55 percent stake in the Italian clothing company.
Sheik Isa Qassim is accused of being in contact with enemies of Bahrain. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
June 22, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of Britain’s Defense Staff (CDS), arrived in Bahrain on Tuesday, only a day after the Bahraini regime stripped Sheikh Isa Qassim, the country’s top Shia cleric, of his citizenship, accusing him of sowing “sectarianism and violence.”
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June 21, 2016 - 19:39 GMT
Gold Medal nominee Hussein Abdulla Ayyad believes Bahrain MMA National team is ready to shock the world at this year’s IMMAF Amateur World Championships in Las Vegas.
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June 21, 2016 - 09:52 GMT
Bahraini runner, Hajer Al Umairi has made a personal achievement by qualifying to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 after winning the 100-meter race at the Bulgarian athletic meeting.
This picture tweeted by Bahrain's leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab shows protesters spending the night outside Sheikh Isa Qassim's home in Diraz, Bahrain on June 20, 2016. (Twitter)
June 21, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Hundreds of protesters have spent the night outside the home of Bahrain’s most prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim who was stripped of his citizenship on Monday.
Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim. (Twitter)
June 20, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of the country’s most senior Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, a move which could further complicate the social unrest in the tiny Persian Gulf Arab state.
Bahraini police wait outside a mosque. (AFP/File)
June 16, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Fearing more arrests, Bahraini Shia imams announced the temporary suspension of Friday prayers and large gatherings of Shia worshipers.
Tear gas rises after police clash with Bahraini protesters in February 2014. (AFP/File)
June 14, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The Supreme Court of Appeals in Bahrain revoked citizenship of 11 Bahrainis accused of plotting attacks against the Saudi Embassy.